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Govts’ fossil fuel production plans dangerously out of sync with Paris limits

Inger Andersen

The 2021 Production Gap Report, by leading research institutes and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), finds that despite increased climate ambitions and net-zero commitments, governments still plan to produce more than double the amount of fossil fuels in 2030 than what would be consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5°C. Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP. Photo credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images The report, first launched in 2019, measures the gap between governments’ planned production of coal, ...

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A nail in the coffin for fossil fuel industry: Reactions trail UN climate report

Stephan Singer

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group 1 Report (IPCC WG1 Report) released on Monday, August 9, 2021, under the Sixth Assessment Cycle has attracted feedbacks from climate campaigners. Stephan Singer, Senior Advisor, Global Energy Policies, Climate Action Network International Members of Climate Action Network (CAN), in a swift reaction to the development have expressed a wide range of comments, saying ...

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World has enough renewables potential for energy transition, say experts

Tesla-solar-Hawaii

The world already has more than enough renewable energy potential to comfortably make the transition away from fossil fuels while also expanding energy access for all, finds new analysis by Dr Sven Teske and Dr Sarah Niklas from the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney. Renewable energy: Solar panels Fossil Fuel Exit Strategy shows clearly that, even if ...

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Campaign urges Biden to end era of fossil fuel production

Joe Biden

U.S. President Joe Biden has been called upon to take bold executive action to end the era of fossil fuel production, protect communities reeling from the climate and COVID-19 crises, and #BuildBackFossilFree. US President Joe Biden The call was made at a digital rally on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 hosted by Build Back Fossil Free, a growing campaign of nearly 200 groups ...

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12 major cities pledge to divest from fossil fuel

Fossil fuel pollution

The mayors of 12 cities have pledged to divest from fossil fuel companies and advocate for greater sustainable investment, as part of their commitment to accelerating a green and just recovery from COVID-19. The cities represent over 36 million city residents. Fossil fuel pollution from a coal power station The C40 Cities-backed declaration, unveiled at a virtual Climate Week NYC event on ...

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Amsterdam Museum Square goes fossil free

Amsterdam Museum Square

Artists, performers, and cultural workers gathered on Amsterdam’s Museumplein on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 to celebrate that all cultural institutions located at the city’s iconic square – including the prestigious Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and the royal concert hall Het Concertgebouw – have now cut their ties with fossil fuel companies. Amsterdam’s Museumplein The Concertgebouw is the latest institution that has ...

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‘Dangerous’ Hurricane Laura labelled ‘fossil-fueled’

Hurricane Laura

As communities commemorate the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday, August 29, 2020, Hurricane Laura is sweeping through Southwest Louisiana bringing an “unsurvivable” storm surge, 150 mph winds, and climate destruction reminiscent of what the same region experienced 15 years ago. A damaged home is seen after Hurricane Laura passed through the area on August 27, 2020 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. ...

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Report shows how fossil fuels fund US police foundations

An illustration

The Public Accountability Institute has released a report that maps out how fossil fuel companies, utilities, and fossil-financiers help direct, sponsor, partner with, and fund police foundations. An illustration of how fossil fuel firms fund US police foundations Through a mapping, it shows how efforts to defund the police and reinvest in Black and Brown communities, and efforts to divest from fossil ...

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Man and fossil fuel: Relationship that should have never been

Oloibiri oil well

Man does live in the age of fossil fuel; most of the energy we use is gotten from coal, oil, and natural gas. I have heard that fossil fuels come from the bones of dinosaurs; I do doubt that very much anyways. Fossil means coming from ones living material. Fossil Fuel: Oloibiri, the site of Nigeria’s first oil well It ...

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Carbon neutrality: France sets 2040 date to phase out fossil-fuel-powered vehicles

Nicolas Hulot

France plans to end the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles by 2040 in a bid to become a carbon-neutral nation, Energy Minister, Nicolas Hulot said. They will be replaced with electric cars. Presenting the country’s “Climate Plan” in Paris on Thursday, July 6, 2017, Hulot said France would offer tax incentives to replace diesel autos that are more than ...

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